Drilling Underway At 1775 Biscayne, Where 53-Story Tower Proposed

Activity was spotted this week at 1775 Biscayne where, a 53-story tower was once proposed, according to photos by Ryan RC Rea.

The property is now advertised for sale. A sign on the site says it includes approved plans for 544 units, and over 110,000 square feet of commercial.

There does not appear to be a construction permit active for the site, so the work being done now is likely testing.

In 2017, plans were submitted to Miami’s Urban Development Review Board for a mixed-use tower, topping off at 633 feet.

According to the 2017 UDRB submission, 1775 Biscayne was to include:

  • 444 residential units
  • 200 hotel rooms
  • 45,600 square feet of retail/restaurant
  • 64,800 square feet of office
  • 546 car / 39 bicycle parking spaces

(photo: Ryan RC Rea)

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Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

Pass by it recently and saw it, probably be a flip. Also what ever happen to that hotel proposed above the omni station and that condo proposed on the lot next to that church in the omni.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It would be a better land assemblage if a deal was made to include the Archbishop’s nondescript postwar residence and air rights from the cathedral, and build something in the style of 520 Park Avenue in NYC cantilevering over it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It seems like just laying the groundwork, even though there is no project ready and approved. All developers are racing against time, so as not to miss this moment in the market.

olfactory
1 month ago

you mean before a correction and then a “glut”???

Anonymous G
1 month ago

Geotechnical testing is what they are doing. Testing the soil for different things. All info go to structural engineers for foudation work like pilings etc

Anonymous
1 month ago

the empty lots are finally selling, i think this one will sell soon

OSHA
1 month ago

Great location

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes. Even in front of the square.

Antennae
1 month ago

Yes lots of activities but don’t get excited.
This will sit empty for a few more years

Downtowner
1 month ago

This is a welcome development. We really need to fill in the 2-block gap that now exists on Biscayne from 17th to 19th streets.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“We really need”…?? Don’t stress yourself like that and breath!

sumpin'
1 month ago

fill in with what???? units that stare at the back of the other towers and the roof of pooblix garage??? all for 2100$ per 1 bed/1bth??? this is looking a flip in the guise of more apartments for the density hoes here….have you driven northbound on biscayne between 230pm and 8pm monday-fri???

Anonymous
1 month ago

Didn’t Melo buy this?

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

I think they only control the north side of this lot.

Anonymous
1 month ago

they purchased the property on the west side of biscayne and south of publix…..there was a thrift store there…empty now

BDub
1 month ago

They have the lot between 18th & 19th.

Let me take out a loan real quick
1 month ago

How much are they asking for it?

Anonymous
1 month ago

The architecture is dreadful, so I wouldn’t mind if somebody else buys it for something that isn’t a box with juxtaposed balconies, and has better street interaction at human scale.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“The architecture is dreadful, a box with juxtaposed balconies, and blah blah blah blah….

Same ole repeating boring BS that we’re tired of hearing.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Agree. People clueless on construction issues and costs through building in curvature.